John Muir


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moraine quality suddenly on coming to grand assembly of glaciers at cent [center] of basin where all the reg [regular] moraines terminate And have perhaps been reground to this condition by aid of water in a kind of general lake when gls [glaciers] were half afloat In can [cañon] of Ill [Illilouette] near falls many debris banks of snow avalanche [form] high dome slopes? [sketch: sec [section] of can [cañon] opp [opposite] St K [Starr King] camp] Bare rock [meeting] of dome waves Alt [altitude] 7100

(Aug [August] 6) calm balm [balmy] morn of earnest hopeful light of love Robins happy because plenty of huckleberries on edge of [ ] [jays] [ ] [ ] pine needle drinking light Flies hum, butterflies breakfast on golden [comps] Squirrels the small orange bellied gray is very loquacious He is the mocking bird of sqrs [squirrels] in [poems] of chatter & song He imitates plover perfectly & screams like hawk & chirps & [drips] like blackbirds & sparrows

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Original journal dimensions: 7 x 11 cm.

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